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Columbia Researchers Uncover Dangerous Connection Between Serotonin and Heart Valve Disease

This image shows the mitral valve of the heart of a mouse that lacks the serotonin transporter (SERT) gene. The valve was stained with prico-sirius red to show collagen. SERT knockout mice had a thickened mitral valve compared to normal mice. Credit: Columbia University Irving Medical Center Serotonin can impact the mitral valve of the …

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False Confidence in Blood Pressure Knowledge Undermines Intentions to Seek Care – USC Schaeffer

Most Americans don’t know the meaning of 120-80 mm Hg, but think they do. Nearly half of adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure (hypertension). In the long run, high blood pressure damages blood vessels, increases risk of heart failure, and leads to other poor health outcomes, especially in patients with additional conditions such …

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Woman discovers she had blood clots in her brain and a stroke after breakup triggered migraine

A woman has opened up about how crying over a breakup triggered a migraine that led doctors to discover two blood clots in her brain, saying she unknowingly had a minor stroke the week before and could have died.  Liv, 24, from Texas, shared an abbreviated version of her shocking story in a now-viral video that …

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A man thought his hip hurt because he’d ran a marathon. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer that had spread to his bones.

The man (not pictured) tried many treatments but his pain got worse.Ghislain & Marie David de Lossy/Getty Images A man who went to a chiropractor with hip pain was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. The man, 62, had a “deep and aching” pain in the front of his left groin, and into his thigh and …

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Information for Persons Who Are Immunocompromised Regarding Prevention and Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in the Context of Currently Circulating Omicron Sublineages — United States, January 2023

BOX. Prevention measures against SARS-CoV-2 for persons who are immunocompromised, their household members, and close contacts in the context of currently circulating Omicron sublineages — United States, January 2023 Because Evusheld is not currently authorized for preexposure prophylaxis against SARS-CoV-2 infection in the United States, it is important that persons who are moderately to severely …

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Towards Better Management of Disinhibition in Frontotemporal Dementia

Summary: People with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) exhibit behaviors that are considered socially unacceptable. While there is no current cure for FTD, researchers are finding methods to help inhibit some of the negative behaviors associated with FTD. A new study reports impulsivity and negative behaviors are greatly reduced in those with bvFTD when the …

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Padma Lakshmi Loves This Easy 5-Ingredient Chickpea Salad That She’s Been Making for 20 Years

a photo of Padma Lakshmi alongside EatingWell’s recipe photo of Chopped Salad with Chickpeas, Olives & Feta Lakshmi: Amy Sussman/Getty Images. Recipe photo: KELSEY HANSEN. If the January blues have you down—and looking for recipes—sometimes an injection of summer sunshine is exactly what you need. You might enjoy a big glass of vitamin C with …

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